Optima Centoris G595

Optima Centoris G595
  • Expert Rating

    3.00 / 5

Pros

  • DVD writer, long battery life

Cons

  • 3D performance

Bottom Line

With great battery life, a number of extra features and a plethora of bundled software, the Optima Centoris G595 is great value. However, those concerned about 3D performance may want to steer clear.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    $ 2,199.00 (AUD)

The Optima Centoris G595 has a multiformat (-/+) DVD writer, 802.11b/g wireless networking, four-in-one card reader and a great worst-case scenario battery life of 98 minutes--all for less than $2200.

The Centoris G595 is equipped with a 15" display with maximum resolution of 1024 x 768, a 1.6GHz Intel Pentium M processor, 512MB of memory and a 60GB 4200rpm hard disk.

Two Type II and one Type III PC Cards are supported. Elsewhere, the port complement includes five USB 2.0 ports and FireWire, PS/2, VGA-out, Ethernet, 56Kbps modem, microphone and headphone connections.

Windows XP Home, Power2Go (CD/DVD burning), PowerDVD (DVD playback), PowerDirector (video editing), PowerProducer (video authoring), Medi@Show (photo slide shows) and Microsoft Works Suite 2004 are all supplied with the Centoris G595, as is a carry bag and a one-year warranty with free courier pickup and return.

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